What sense is in having peace for 100 years on earth and not having peace for eternity?
Many have these things but are still looking for peace in all the wrong places
True peace is inner peace. People don't know where to get this peace despite all the possess.
Some truly have peace in the world but do not have peace with God. What sense is in having peace for 100 years on earth and not having peace for eternity? All the things that gives us peace now will one day go and we will be left with emptiness.
The best peace we can have is having peace with God and that can only happen through Jesus.
Peace with God is the ultimate as it not only gives us peace here on earth but also in the after life. Jesus said, "My peace I leave with you not as the world gives." (Joh 14:27).
True peace is the peace that transcends your own understanding and the understanding of any man or anything.
Finding peace is not being afraid of tomorrow. It is not not being afraid of death and afterlife.
Paul tells us in the book of Romans two ways we can have this peace.
"Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; through whom also we have had our access by faith into this grace wherein we stand; and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God" (Rom 5:1).
Confess peace in your life, home, family, and so on. Confess peace over your children regardless of what the enemy is doing.
Justification not only give us peace in the world, but also peace in eternity with God. We can live the rest of our lives in peace knowing that we are not condemned. He does not condemn us but rather just justified us (Rom 8:1). Even when we commit sin, we have peace that if confess our sins, "... he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1Jn 1:9).
2. Hope of eternity. Many don't know where they are going when they die. But because we have been justified here on earth, we will be glorified in there heaven. That brings peace into out hearts knowing that we know where we are going when we die. Isn't that simply peaceful! That's why the Bible calls it a "hope of eternity".
Paul says in 2Cor 5:1: "For we know that if the earthly house of our tabernacle be dissolved, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in the heavens" This means even if we pass through difficult time here on earth, our hope of eternity should keep us alive.
Little wonder 1Cor 15:19 says, "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." Our hope is in heaven, therefore our affection should be there.
In the last line of verse two of our text, Paul asked us to rejoice in the hope of this glory.
Our finding peace is because of these two reasons above, among many others.
Start rejoicing. Start to confess peace. Confess peace in your life, home, family, and so on. Confess peace over your children regardless of what the enemy is doing. Confess peace over your marriage despite the tide. He has given you peace on earth and peace after you die.
Rejoice, again, I say, rejoice. Always! Shalom!
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